Gunmen kidnap brothers serving in Kaduna

Gunmen kidnap brothers serving in Kaduna


Some unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted two biological brothers; serving as lecturers in different institutions in Kaduna.



The two brothers, include Dr. Adamu Chinoko, who also lectures in Ahmàdu Bello University Zaria; and Dr. Umar Chinoko, who serves as a lecturer in Kaduna Polytechnic. They reside at Mahuta, Igabi Local Government area of Kaduna state.



Reports gathered that the gunmen abducted Dr Adamu  on Thursday night; while Dr Umar who went to pay N2million ransom to the kidnappers was also held captive.



Confirming their abduction in Kaduna, the representative of the Emir of Zuru in Kaduna, Engr. Zubairu Danjuma prayed God to intervene in rescuing the victims.



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According to him, “We are saddened by their abduction because they are both Kebbi indigenes; and we pray to God to intervene. Their abductors demanded for two million Naira ransom and a motorcyclist; and the brother, Dr. Umar, took it to them and they also held him. So, both are now with their abductors.”



Similarly, the spokesman of Kebbi indigenes Association in Kaduna, Garba Muhammad, said ‎the kidnappers called and were demanding for additional five million Naira as ransom.



He described the two lecturers as good ambassadors of Kebbi in Kaduna, as he pleaded with the security and government to end kidnapping in the state and country as large.



Muhammad said the delegation visited the representative of the Emir of Zuru’s palace in the state to sympathise with him over the abduction of the two Kebbi indigenes.

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